Ballroom dancing involves a lot of aspects when it comes to being the best and clothing is by far the best way to stand out.
When I started dancing I knew little about the impact of what outfits like shoes could do for me. I only found out about this when I got to championship level.
I must say that now shoes have becomes the most important aspect of my dancing.
This is because I have had the pleasure to dance with different brands throughout my dance career and somewhere good some were not so good.
In this article I will be talking about the best shoes for ballroom dancing that will give you the best comfort and the durability.
I will only talk about 3 shoes that do this and hopefully it can help you make an informed decision.
1. Supadance shoes
When we talking about the best shoes for ballroom dancing supadance is a brand that always gets mentioned.
This brand is so popular that people are not concerned about its price when thinking to purchase it.
BD dance shoes is an old and well-established brand that was in use while dancing was still social.
You could say they are one of the pioneers of dance clothing more specifically shoes. They have always focused on bring out the best quality in dancing shoes.
They have constantly delivered on the quality and this is the reason people keep going to them over and over again.
I remember that I bought supadance shoes in 2007 in Italy and they lasted until 2014 when someone person I borrowed did not bring them back to me.
Anyway that is basically to tell you how durable supadance shoes really is.
BD dance shoes
BD dance shoes is another durable brand although not as much as supadance.
The best thing about supadance is that it is used by top dancers in WDSF dance competitions.
This branding gives supa dance the trust that is needed by any top dancer.
In my opinion I would say this brand is number 2.
I would not really confirm the durability since I have only recently started using them and Me and my partner got a sponsor from them.
However I did a great and detailed review about this brand so you can understand.
Ray Rose dance shoes
When we talk classic dance shoes for ballroom Ray rose is where you will be satisfied.
Basically what I mean is that these shoes are the most preferred shoes for old dancers or should I say people who want that classic old look.
I know my first coach used to love this brand as he felt that it made him seen as an old and matured professional ballroom dancer.
Ray rose is also very pricey just like supadance however they do have good quality of shoes.
You can check a ray rose dance shoe review which I did to highlight everything you need to know about this brand.
AIDA dance shoes
To be honest Aida was a shoe brand which I had never known until 2017 especially when it was endorsed by Mirko Gozolli (A former ballroom world champion).
This type of shoe specializes on flexibility and comfort more than anything else.
Maybe this explains why most people have not known this brand a lot; The branding has not been too big.
Personally I have never worn these dance shoes but most some of my international dance friends have and have stated the same sentiments that it is comfortable and more flexible than normal dance shoes.
International dance shoes
If you do not know international dance shoes and you are an avid dancer maybe you have been living under a rock.
This is because this shoes brand, out of all other brands, is very well-known and has been for a very long time.
This is because its marketing has been very good for several years whereby idols such as Emanual Valeria and Tanya Kehler have been big ambassadors.
I have also used these shoes and they are good for competing as they have all the requirements to dance in an international competition.
However, I still prefer the supadance as a brand. This is just my personal preference.
Every ballroom and Latin American dancer should know that shoes, amongst other things, have the ability to make your dancing good.
This is because dancing shoes give you that comfort that you need when you are competing in a big competition.
This is the reason why people need to make sure that they choose the best brands for their dance career.
With top brands like Supadance shoes, International dance shoes, BD dance shoes, AIDA dance shoes you are sure to make your dancing a pleasure.
In terms of which shoe brand is the best it is good to do your own evaluation and see which one suits you, My choice is supadance shoes.
I hope this article was fruitful and I hope you learnt a thing or two about the best ballroom dance shoes.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask me below.